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Leica Geosystems, Matterport Partner to Combine Digital Reality, Immersive Media to Create a Digital Solution for the Real Estate, AEC Markets
By: Business Wire
Jun. 13, 2018 02:45 PM
Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, industry leader in measurement technology, and Matterport, an immersive 3D media technology company, today announced the availability of a reality capture solution for the real estate and Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) markets.
Leica Geosystems redefined the imaging laser scanner market with the launch of the Leica BLK360, the world’s smallest and most powerful portable 3D imaging laser scanner. The Matterport media platform makes it easy for anyone to create immersive 3D and digital reality versions of real-world spaces for the web, mobile and tablet devices, and VR headsets.
The integration between the Leica Geosystems BLK360 and the Matterport platform is relevant to a wide variety of industries, especially in the residential and commercial real estate as well as AEC markets. For example, in commercial real estate you can engage decision makers and add critical value to the buying/leasing process with dimensionally accurate 3D walkthroughs.
Reality capture simplified
“As space-as-a-service becomes the mantra for the real estate industry, real estate developers, property owners, space planners and agents need a streamlined way to digitise their offerings,” said Hexagon’s Geosystems Executive Vice-President Ken Mooyman. “With Hexagon’s expertise in 3D reality capture, combined with Matterport’s computer vision capabilities, real estate and AEC professionals can now access the high-quality content needed to create digital realities of real-world spaces from anywhere in the world.”
“By partnering with forward-thinking companies like Leica Geosystems, we are furthering our mission to democratise immersive 3D technology, making it easy for anyone to capture and distribute high-quality virtual experiences,” stated Matterport CEO Bill Brown. “A broader set of customers will now be able to easily harness Matterport’s powerful media platform, giving them more options for reality capture solutions and significantly aiding in the decision-making process throughout a property’s lifecycle. We’re excited to help these professionals enhance their offerings with our technology.”
The integration between Leica Geosystems’ and Matterport’s technologies is being demonstrated this week at HxGN LIVE in Las Vegas.
For more information about the Leica BLK360, please visit http://leica-geosystems.com/en-us/products/laser-scanners/scanners/blk360.
For more information about Matterport, please visit https://matterport.com/.
The partnership between Leica Geosystems and Matterport is focused on integrating the Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner and Matterport’s cloud-based platform.
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Hexagon is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE). Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 18,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.5bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.
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